Artist Statement 
My first real art education came from my mother and grandmother, who were both artists.  They taught me that art is fun, important and healing.  My mother had a wonderful sense of design.  She taught me that art can have deep personal meaning.  From my grandmother I learned that I can make art anywhere and nature is a worthwhile subject.  Many other teachers have helped me along the way, as well.

Color has always been the primary passion that keeps me making art.  I never knew I was an artist growing up.  I did not like art class in school, nor did I like to draw.  What I loved from the time I was tiny was sorting things by color.  The more colors, the better.  I sorted objects, papers, crayons, clothes, candy....I could take two or more of anything and happily sort it by color.  Luckily I was the fourth child and my parents were very happy that I was occupied in a non-harmful activity.

Today when I look out in nature, I am simply sorting the colors in front of my eyes.  I ask myself, “What color is that, and that, and that?”  And when I am painting from my imagination, I am asking myself, “What color is next?”  One lusciuos color after another.   


Selected Public Collections:
MD Anderson Cancer & Wellness Center, Houston, TX
American Sport Fishing Association, Alexandria, VA
Collier, Shannon, Rill and Scott, Washington, DC
Indigo Landing Restaurant, Alexandria, VA
TIAA-CREF, Washington, DC
Woodside Pediatrics, Washington, DC & Silver Spring, MD

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